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Paul Fouracre and Richard A. Gerberding

wife died, declared his intention of marrying her. She, however, hid under a pile of rags in a distant corner of the house until Erchinoald had taken another woman as his wife. Then, we are told, she married the king. In its childlike and fairy-tale simplicity this story requires a great suspension of disbelief on the part of the reader. How does a chief servant hide under a heap of rags and thus

in Late Merovingian France
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Janet Hamilton, Bernard Hamilton, and Yuri Stoyanov

terrible wolf in sheep’s clothing who skilfully pretended to be virtuous and so deceived many, Sergius the enemy of the cross of Christ, the voice of impiety, the insulter of the mother of God and of all the saints, Sergius the arch-adversary of the apostles of Christ, who hated the prophets and turned his back on holy scripture, wandering away into lies and fairy-tales; Sergius the hater of Christ, the

in Christian dualist heresies in the Byzantine world c. 650–c. 1450